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Wells, Alpheus W.
Age: 18, credited to Huntington, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF
Service: enl 8/12/64, m/i 8/24/64, Pvt, Co. H, 9th VT INF, m/o 6/13/65
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Birth: 02/14/1848, Hinesburg, VT
Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery, San Diego, CA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Kenyon Luce
Findagrave Memorial #: 8742350
Cenotaph: Village Cemetery, Colchester, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 26746347
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/31/1866; widow Jennie, 10/3/1902, CA
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)
Remarks: Son of Willis Wells, 13th VT INF
Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the unit's Organization and Service for details.
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Mount Hope Cemetery, San Diego, CA
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Cenotaph in Colchester Village Cemetery, Colchester, VT
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VERMONTER DEAD IN CALIFORNIA
Word was received by Mrs. Lucy Rollins of South Burlington of the death of her brother, A. W. Wells, in San Diego, Cal., where he went for his health about nine years ago. Mr. Wells was born in Hinesburgh, February 14, 1848, and enlisted in the Civil War when quite a young man. He was sent as a recruit to the Ninth regiment, Vt., Vols., with which he served till the war ceased, when he returned home with health impaired that he never recovered, but had been an invalid for many years. He leaves a wife in California, who has tenderly cared for him during his long illness, an aged mother and two sisters in Huntington and two brothers in Starksboro, besides his sister Burlington, who have the sympathy of a wide circle of friends in the loss of a much respected son and brother. He was buried under the auspices of the G.A.R., of which he was a member.
Source: Burlington Free Press, October 9, 1902
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.